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  1. Reverse smoking as a risk factor for palatal cancer : a cross-sectional study in rural Andhra Pradesh, India.

    Article - En anglais

    A cross-sectional study of reverse smoking and its association with pre-malignant and malignant lesions of the palate was conducted in the north coastal areas of Andhra Pradesh, India.

    A total of 480 randomly selected persons were interviewed.

    Information about smoking status, diet and access to mass media was obtained in each case and an examination of the oral cavity was performed.

    Reverse smoking of chutta was practised by 33% of the total rural population.

    The prevalence rate of all palatal lesions was 55%. The prevalence rates of the separate lesions: leukoplakia palatii, palatal keratosis and palatal cancer, were 9.8%, 18.1% and 1.9%, respectively.

    The presence of these (pre-)malignant lesions was strongly associated with reverse smoking and also associated with conventional chutta smoking.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Epithélioma, Lésion précancéreuse, Epidémiologie, Palais osseux, Facteur risque, Tumeur maligne, ORL pathologie, Tabagisme, Inversion, Inde, Asie, Zone rurale, Homme, Cavité buccale pathologie

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Carcinoma, Premalignant lesion, Epidemiology, Osseous palate, Risk factor, Malignant tumor, ENT disease, Tobacco smoking, Inversion, India, Asia, Rural area, Human, Oral cavity disease

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 93-0607590

    Code Inist : 002B10B01. Création : 199406.